(This is a repost – posted out of order before.)

As we’ve now seen, different people and different environments create different context boundaries. Some of these are unclear, which result in people feeling that the space isn’t safe to be vulnerable in.

The other extreme can also happen – where a space is hijacked under the banner of safety, for someone to say anything they wish to (or stifle communication) with no consequences.

These both perform great disservice to those who do need safe spaces in order to speak up and be heard, and to share information that will help them heal, or even benefit others.

Communication of boundaries and rules of engagement linked to those boundaries (eg do not yell, disagree with courtesy and respect) would improve the safety of any space by a mile.